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The Ultimate Pregame Playlist: 23 Songs For Fall Semester ’23

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Fairfield chapter.

Summer is coming to an end, which means packing up for school, saying goodbye to your summer sneaky link, and watching your tan fade away. While it’s hard to kiss summer goodbye, for many college students, the fun is only going to continue back on campus. Fall semester is around the corner, new school year, new you? Old you? Same you? Either way, darties, formals, and nights out (and school of course…) ) bring on excitement. And for all of the fun you’ll be having, you must have an elite pregame playlist..

In honor of the Fall ‘23 Semester starting soon, I have chosen 23 songs to perfectly set the mood for your semester. There’s music for everything in here. If you’re looking to have the most hype pregame, you’ve come to the right place. Or, if you’re simply hanging out and gossiping with your girlfriends, you have the perfect playlist for it. 

Ok bestie, it’s time to grab a cocktail or mocktail and start adding these songs to your pregame playlist.

  1. “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby and Gunna

This song makes you feel like you’re invincible. This is the hype song. Wear that top you are worried about wearing, talk to that person, post that picture.

  1. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne 

This oldie is a goodie. The perfect pregame song for an eventful night. 

  1. “Nice for What” by Drake 

Just got out of a situationship? Forget about it, like Drake said. “Life goes on” 

  1. “S&M” by Rihanna 

Manifest your bad b*tch energy with this song. 

  1. “Martin & Gina” by Polo G

This song just has a vibe. Are you currently in a situationship? This embodies it to a tee. 

  1. “The Spins” by Mac Miller

The best carefree hype song. 

  1. “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado 

Feeling flirty? This song BUILDS confidence. 

  1. “Love in This Club” by Usher ft Young Jeezy

Going out with your S/o? Here’s the perfect pregame song. 

  1. “Thinkin’ Bout Me” by Morgan Wallen 

Dealing with a toxic situationship? This song reminds you that you are that girl. 

  1. “Where Them Girls At” by David Guetta, Flo Rida, and Nicki Minaj

Girls night over anything. If you need a perfect girls night anthem, this song is it. 

  1. “Escapism” by RAYE and 070 Snake

Trying to get over a summer sneaky link or ex? This is your song to remind you who tf you are. 

  1. “Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child 

This is a song to manifest your night out

  1. “bad idea right?” by Olivia Rodrigo

This song makes you want to do things for the plot… IYKYK

  1. “Kill Bill” by SZA

Need a single unbothered night out? Listen to this to get into that mindset

  1. “Nonsense” by Sabrina Carpenter 

This is hands down the best song to do your makeup to. A feel yourself kinda song!

  1. “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran 

This song is so upbeat it makes you feel invincible. 

  1. “Fake ID” by Big Rich & Gretchen Wilson 

Not condoning fake’s whatsoever, but this song truly hits.

  1. “Passionfruit” by Drake 

Dramatically doing your makeup to this song is a vibe. 

  1. “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado

 This song is my personal favorite. If you’re single and seeking, it’s time to enter your mf maneater era. 

  1. “Go Stupid” by Polo G

THIS BEAT. immaculate.

  1. “When I Grow Up” by the PussyCat Dolls 

You ARE the moment. Feel it. 

  1. “AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM” by Beyoncé ft Kendrick Lamar 

No better hype woman than Queen B. 

  1. “23” by Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J

Fall semester ‘23? 23 is the song to get you ready for the first night out of the school year. 

Grab the aux, and que The HC Semester ‘23 Pregame Playlist. A song for all the feels, all the GRWMs and all the memories you’ll make. Happy pregaming, and happy fall semester! 

XO, MK

MK Kalenak

Fairfield '25

Hi! I'm MK Kalenak! I'm a sophomore Public Relations & Digital Journalism Major and Finance Minor at Fairfield U from PGH, PA <3